October 2016

Vortices

2016-10-31

in Daily updates

Grading and other obligations have amassed into a vortex which will keep me stationary and spinning this week. Today I basically need to wrap up my midterm grading. Tuesday I need to find an alternative way to pay my rent and internet bill because I haven’t been paid for my UTM TA work, meet with […]

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Massey produced another crop of strong Halloween costumes this year. 2012 2013 2014 2015

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One way in which Judo is remarkable and surprising is how it is profoundly collaborative and cooperative. Many warm-up exercises and all grappling and groundwork rely on close trained cooperation between two people. Much of beginner Judo consists of learning how to fall without injury, and how to help a partner who is developing a […]

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I am nearly 50% of the way through this term’s first big batch of grading, with the rest to be done by Tuesday. My lower right ribs have also nearly healed, and today’s Judo class went very well. I may be able to spare the time to take some photos at tonight’s Halloween dance at […]

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Carrying around and being close to transmitting radios makes me nervous. They may be programmed to harm their owner from the outset, or reprogrammed by private hackers or government forces. They are the means through which ubiquitous surveillance is maintained, alongside agreements and clandestine action against fixed-line phone and internet providers. Perhaps the most important […]

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